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Agricultural and Horticultural. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Agricultural and Horticultural. (By Westmead.) Seoueino a Water Supply. — The subjoined sketch is coined from an illustration in the February number of the '' American Agricul turist :' the accompanying letter press thereto runs thus : — A narrow place is found in a shallow slough. Tho site of the proposed dam is marked by short stakes, tho surface soil re moved, and the dam constructed of puddled clay. It is two feet wide on tho surface, with sides sloping at an angle o£ about fifty degrees. At one end of the clam a trough is fixed to act as a waste weir. To make it, two pieces of scantling four by four inches and six feet loug are imbedded lengthwiso of tho dam, to which the boards that are to form tho bottom of the weir are firmly nailed. The sides of tho trough, six inches wide, are then nailed in place. The scantlings being firmly imbedded in the dam, seven inches below tho surface, hold tho trough from washing out. Field bowlders are piled up at the lower end of the weir, to k...
Land Nationalisation. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Land Nationalisation. A public meeting called for the pur lose of ventilating tlie principles of land nationalisation was lield in tho School of Arts, Granvillo, on Tuesday evening. Tlio meeting was under the auspices oi tho Granville branch of the Now South Wales Nationalisation League, and tho president, Mr. ,1. Williamson, occupied tho chair : Mr. James Cook, tho secre tary, taking a record of the meeting. The president delivered a most con vincing- address in opening the meeting, in which ho logically explained tho principles of land nationalisation and adduced descriptive arguments in favour thereof by showing tho hardships en dured under a harsh land system in Scotland, combined with severe general taxation. Ho drew attention- to tho enormous increaso in the value of land on the Holroyd estate, near Granville, from £1 per acre to between £100 and £200 per aero, owing to the passing of a railway through it. Clearly ihis enormous increase in value had not been earned by ITolroyd...
Granville Borough Council. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Granville Borough Council. A special meeting- was lielcl on Wed nesday evening. Present : The Mayor (Mr. O. Unwin) and Aldermen Forsyth, B.oss, Goff, Kay, and Eewster. A letter was read from J. Hands, contractor for tho iron railing in front of the Town Hall, stating that he had understated tho contract by £10, but was willing to go on with the work with that addition. — The Council declined to make the advance. Tho Finance Committee's report with estimates of probable income and ex penditure, gave the following- particu lars. In each ward the whole of tho in come was apportioned, but only the chief figures are given under each head ing :— EAST WAItD. Prouaule Income. £ s. d. Contributions .. ,. 50 0 0 Rates .. .. .. 1060 2 0 Endowment . . . . 700 0 0 Fines etc. .. .. ... 10 0 0 £1820 2 0 Pkoijabws Expenditure. Interest .. .. .. 305 Kcrbing- aud Guttering . . 350 Culverts . . . . . . 100 Wages and Contracts . . 450 Roads and repairs .. .. 400 j
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
ft BSTRAGT of the Revenue and Expenditure of the Borough of J\ Parramatta, from 7th August, 1888. to 4th February, 1889. us. 1888. £ a. d. £ a. d. August 7th — To Fixed Deposit at Commercial Bank 15,000 0 0 To Cash in hand . . 28 19 3 ? 15,028 10 3 1889. SVibraary 1th — To Rates .. .. 1,756 2 7 Special Government Grant .. .. 818 1 11 Wharfage Dues .. 94 3 3 Licenses . . . . 58 10 0 Police Office Finos 51 G 0 Gash for Carting Soil 11 12 0 Refund Royalty on Motnl .. .. 15 0 0 Rent of Cottages .. 11 1 0 Cash Rofund, kerb and gutter .. 10 0 0 Burial Fees . . 4 5 0 Sale of sand .. 1 13 0 Sale of Kolls . . 0 11 0 Weigh-bridgo Dues OHO ? 2,830 1 3 Fixed Deposit to current account.. 15,000 0 0 Interest on same . . 604 10 0 ? UjGO-l 10 0 Balance Dr. at Com mercial Bank .. 1.S19 14 3 ? . ? -[,819 It » Cheiiue not presented 10 0 1 r ? 10 0 Carried forward .. £38,200 4 9 Cb. 1888. £ a. d. £ s. d. August 7th — By Bnlanco Dr. at Oiimmcrcinl Bank 15,000 0 8 Cheques not pre sontcd .. .. 396 18 10 ?...
WEST WARD. PROBABLE INCOME. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
WEST AVAKD, I'eouaulk Incojik. Contributions .. .. 10 0 0 Rates ,, .. ... 559 2 0 Endowment ... .. 400 0 0 Fines ,. .. .. 5 17 3 £075 0 0 PkOHAIILI! Exi'KNMTUBU. Interest .. .. .. 171 0 0 Kerbiug and guttering .. 200 0 0 Bridges nnd culverts . . 75 0 0 Wages and contracts . . 275 0 0 Roads and bridges .. .. 100 0 0 The report was adopted. A general rate of Is in tho £ and a lighting rate of 3d in the £ were struck. Tho appeal court was fixed for April (i. In was decided to make a call of tho Council for March '27 for tho purpose oi rescinding a resolution appointing Mr. R. W. Burgess an auditor. Tho sum cf £5 was voted for petty cash.
CENTRAL CUMBERLAND CRICKET ASSOCIATION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
CENTRAL CUMBERLANL CRICKET ASSOCIATION. A meeting was held in the School of Arts, Parramatta, on Tuesday evening, Mr. N. Kirby in the chair. A letter was read from the Parramatta Cricket Club, stating that their ground was at tho disposal of tho Association for a Clarke memorial match on any days but Saturdays and Sastcr Mondav. It was decided to apply for Queen's Birth day. The match will bo between elevens se lected from town and country associated clubs. Tho secretary was instructed to obtain the names of those players anxious to take part if selected. Tho fourth draw of the Cidiukrland Aiigus Cup series resulted as follows :— Auburn v. Hornsby, on Albert wicket ; Coates A. v. Brush Farm, on Coates wiokot. Tho Auburn-Hornsby match will be com menced to-day, and Messrs. AV. Griffith aud T. AVilliams havo boon appointed umpires, Messrs. Lt. Rutter and J . Sanders wore ap pointed to umpire the Coatos A. v. Brush Farm match.
CRICKET. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
CRICKET. A match was played last Saturday between Fit-Id of Mars aud 1 I'ornsby on tho Field of Murs ground which resulted in a draw in favour of Meld of Mars, who scored Ml against their op ponents' 30 for 0 wickets. Kirliy bowled well for Field Mars and E. and O. Osborno J'or Hornsby. Tho scores were as follows : — Field of Mars : Franks 0, Spurway 13, Kirby -10, J. Cowell o, AYebb 23, Savage 1, Eugall 13 Jas. Stevens rj, G. Cowell Hi, R. Cowell 1, Joe Stevens 13, Sundries 13, Total Hi. Hornsby: Foster G, C. Osborn 1, O. Osborn 5, E. Osborn 10, AVilde 0, Craig not out S, Johnstone 0, D. Duffy not out 3, sundries 3, total for G wickets 3G. Windsor v. Centennial.— The AVindsor C.C. journeyed to Dural last Saturday and sustained an easy defeat by 2 wickets and 107 rune. This is tho first time Durul havo played on their new wicket, which played very true. Hawkins and Roberts bowled well for Dural, as did Marr for Windsor. Malloy and Marr batted well for AVindsor, as did Uemers, Gibbs,...
A Cremation Story. MARK TWAIN AND AND—THE TOOTH POWDER. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
A Cremation Story. 1IAUK TWAIN AND— THE TOOTH POAV DER. Not long ago Mark Twain was travelling in the country, and stopped at a house presided over by an elderly woman. Be was shown to a room somewhat bare of ornament aud furni ture. Yet ho slept peacefully until morning. When morming broke and ho arose he became mindful of the fact that although he had pro vided himself with a toothbrush he had for gotten his toothpowder. Ho consoled himself wit.ll thn tlinmrlit. fhfjf. +liorn mnsft hn f/int.ll powder lying about. After a brief search he discovered something in a small bix on the mantlepiece which certainly ressmbled tooth powder. At any rate, ho used it vigorously on his tooth- and found it satisfactory. When he got downstairs lie apologised to his hostess for using her toothpowder. She appeared sur prised. ' AVhat toothpowder?' she inquired blandly. ' It was on tho mantlepiece,' Mark replied. ' On the mantlepiece?' she repeated. ' Yes, in a small box ; it was excellent,' he decla...
Temperance News. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Temperance News. OU-MBEKLAND CouVClltioil I.O.G.T. ? On Tuesday last an entertainment was given in the Centenary Schoolroom, Parramatta N., under tho auspices of. tho above Convention. Mr. J. Saun ders, D. D., president, occupied the cnair. me attendance was not large. The following- programme was credit ably gone through the, various per formers being- listened to very atten tively by those present : — Part song, ' Some will Laugh,' ' Evening Star ' Lodge choir; song, .' Your Mother is your best Friend after all,' Mr. C. K. Smith; recitation, 'Norah's Eemoiis trance,' Mr. Anderson ; song-, ' What Next,' Miss Staff; song, 'Come where the moonbeams linger,' Mrs. Smith; part song, ' Some people you meet,' choir; song, 'The Bridge' Mr. Hodges; duet 'From La Mascottc,' Mr. and Mrs. Smith; recitation 'Nail the colors to tho Mast,' Mr. W. B. Smith ; song, ' '\Vlion tho Leaves be gin to turn,' Mrs. Sargent; recitation, ' Tho Brand days of old,' Mr. Druni mond; song, 'True till Death,' Mr. ...
Advertising [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
A MERICAM ORGANS.— Tho famous Bell A. Organ. MURRAY BROS. A UBURN.— Now AV. B. COTTAGE, high J\. Land, good Business Corner (-1-5 x 120) ; close to P. School ; -limn, from station. Bar gain. .€200. No reasonable offer refused. Smith, Beatrice and Alfred streets, Auburn. ipOTTAGE TO LET.— 1 rooms, water laid \J on, &c. Apply AV. Marliudale, Stationer, and News Agent, Parramatta. COOKING STOArES, AArards, Beacon Light, Mistress, Criterion. MURRAY BROS. T70H SALE —Mangle, £1 10s ; Washing _T Machine, £3 1 os ; Wringer, ISs. In good order. AVesloyan Parsonage, Macquario-streot. 170R SALE.— Drawing Room Suite, (;uite J. new. JNO. OVERTON, Auctioneer, Parramatta. FOR SALE.— SUMMER FRUIT TREES. Choice Kinds— Apricot, Pouches, Plums and Apples, on Blight Proof Stocks. Apply H. HARRISON, Pennant Hills. 170R SALE.— Two Young Cows in full Milk. Price, ,-CG per head. Apply JAMES PURSEli, ' Glenview,' Castle Hill. FULL REGISTER GRATES— 9s id, 10s, and 10s (id each. MURRAY BROS. MRS. J. A...
Auburn. A SHOCKING DISCOVERY. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Auburn. ' A SHOCKING DISCOA'ERY. ' Auburn was again startled on Thursday last by a frightful discovery and tragedy. It is not long ago that we had to chioniclc the sad end ing of a bright little boy, but this latest -event is if possible more affecting in the details. Be tween ;i and -1 o'clock on Thursday afternoon, a young man named Joseph Donovan, in the employ of Newling and AValker, cordial manu facturers, Parramatta, was hailed by some youngsters while driving past the cricket club's ground. The youngsters told him there was a 'monkey' in tho bush, pointing to an object which was hying motionless some distance away. To satisfy his curiosity Donovan went over to look at tho object, and was shocked aud sur prised to see the almost lifeless body of a little boy, lying on an ant-heap, covered with ants, and an u-rlv eash in the skull over the risrht oye. Donovan at once took up tho body and carried it to the nearest house, but death soon followed to put an end to tho sufferings of...
FRIDAY, MARCH 24. (Before Messrs. C. 0. Lam, .1. W. Withers and ,T Luke, Js.P.) [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
FRIDAY, MARCH 24. (Before Messrs. C. O. Lamb, J. W. Withers and J. Luke, Js.P.) Robert Blair, arrested on warrant on a charge of wife desertion, was remanded to Sydney. Emily Howe was charged with vagrancy. Sub-Inspector Latimer stated that the young girl seemed unable to take care of herself and had been wandering about the bush. She had been at Newington, but refused to stay there. The poor creature did not seem to be endowed with a very strong intellect. She was sent to Darlinghurst Gaol for six months. George Bates, John McMurtrie, John Jessup, and Thomas Brown were summoned for not sending their children to school for the requi- site number of days during the half year. Bates, on account of extenuating circum- stances, was fined 2s 6d, without costs. The others were each fined 6s and 7s 4d costs. A prohibition order was granted against &nbsp; Henry Lea, of Auburn, on the application of his son.
Current News [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 23 March 1889
Current News Tickuk is iu tho Toongabbic district an or chard which is simply a-' plague' spot. Phyl loxera has its homo there, the codlin moth re joices in a numerous and daily increasing fam ily within its precincts, and the plum weevil and other uudcnsirblo 'cusses' thrive there and reckon up how long they jan outwit the fruitgrower. ¥ uoli places deserve the a ttentiou of the Fruitgrowers' Union. A dividend at the rate of l.'.d in the X has been declared in the bankrupt estate of William Edward .Boutchnr, lato stationer, of Church street, Furramul.la. A dividend of lijjd in tho estate of W. J . Stcphensou, late of Parramatta, has been declared. ' At the Metropolitan District Court, Arthur St. John Gray, of Ivinir's School, PiirnimnUa, claimed from Gresloy Lul.in, of Sydney, the sum of X2S os !)d. for school fees, board; sta tionrey, etc. A verdict for plaintiff for the full amount was returned. Mit. Fhaxk Fau.veix, M.P., lias brought un dor the notice of Sir Henry Parkcs some gr...
Rookwood. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
Rookwood. Tun committee of the Progress Association meet at Royal Hotel on Monday next. They have done 'good service in tho past, but their labours will not conso till the district is incor porated, and further efforts will now be mado through the influence of the prosont political representatives to urge the Government to givo this district some little attention. The subway wo have been trying for for years pust is more than ever necessary and tho hole that does duty for a Post, Telegraph, and Money Order Office would bo a disgrace to tho back blocks. The nightsoil question, not a savoury one at any time, has forced itself to (ho front on several occasions of hite, and while we may condemn people for emptying the contents u'f then pans in tho bush or in now dry water courses, it must no the al lowed in the' interests of tho general public, as wo do not want, this district decimiimtcd with either typhoid or diphtheria, and wo must see to it that cither a proper place is assigned for...
Cumberland District I. O. of Oddfellows, M.U. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
Cumberland District I. 0. of Oddfellows, M.U. The quarterly meeting of the Cumberland District of the I.O.O.P.', Manchester Unity, was held on 'Wednesday last, at tho district chambers, School of Arts, Granvillo, P.G.M. 13ro. F. Ludwig in the chair. There were also present, D.P.G.3I. H. Peacock and P.C.S. J. Scarborough, and tho following lodge i!elc ,,-atos :— Fountain ot Friendship, Parramatta, P.F.G.H. 'W. J.Jones, P.G. J. R. Ander son and P. G. J. G. Fyall; Happy Moments, Granville, P.G. J. Butfleld and P.G. H. Carter ; Pride of Auburn, Auburn, P.G. G. H. Lewis and P.G. D. Larkin. There were no delegates from Peat's Ferry lodge. The P.G.M. having duly opened tho meet ing, The minutes of the last annual meeting were read find confirmed. The treasurer's balance-sheets were laid upon the table, but in the absence of tho auditors' report, they were allowed to stand over till the next quarterly meeting. The lodge returns read up showed a steady increase of members. A numoer or accoun...
Castle Hill-Dural Railway etc. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
Castle Hill-Dural Railway etc. T!y Tkleokai'U. The Railway Commissioners' report is totally opposed to the 'Castle Hill-Dural Hail way line. Tho report admits tho fertility of tho district, but states thiit it is sparsely populated, and has no prospect of a large inerense in popula tion. Tho Commissioners had carefully gone into statistics, nnd were of opinion that the line would not pay working expenses. Under tho circumstances they cannot recommend iis con struction. Tho Commissioners also report against the op-lino.
OUTSIDE OPINION. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
OUTSIDE OPINION. Mr. George Mortimer writes : — 'During this week we are to have a conference of 'fruitgrowers' (so they style themselves). May I suggest that one of the first papers read should be, ' How to grow their fruit,' and the next, 'How to handle and pack it.' T-Tmv is it we never see anv first-class pears in the fruit markets ? Such sorts as Marie Louise and AVinter Nelis are worth 20s. per case. There's money in this ; but time is necessary for this class of fruit and supericr cultivation. ' Plant pears for your heirs ' is as true now as it was of old ; but wo must do everything in a hurry here, and where a man should only plant 100 trees he goes in for a thousand — too much land and too many trees, my friends. There ought to be an experimental nursery for tho trial of fruits, so as to find out their names and qualities, and also for young men to learn horticulture in a thorough manner. All thanks to such men as Mr. C. B. Cairnes, of Parra matta, who lias not spared time ...
GOULBURN OPINIONS. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
GOTJLBUKX OPINIONS. No delegate was present from Goul burn, but the following resolutions were received from the local Union, as shew ing the feeling of the growers in those parts : — 1. 'That this meeting, considering the very great importance of the fruit growing industry ot j.\o\v ooum ivmes, believes that immediate legislation is necessary for its progress and full de velopment.' 2. 'That Parliament be asked to frame and pass without delay a short bill dealing with the codlin moth and other pests, and placing the whole of the fruit industry upon a better foot in^.' 3. ' That the delay in forwarding and delivery of fruit consigned to the Syd ney market is vexatious, and causes serious loss to the country growers, and ought to be at once rectified, and more central and larger market accommoda tion provided in Sydney.'
ARGUS CUP FIXTURES. [Newspaper Article] — The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate — 30 March 1889
ARGUS CUP FIXTURES. Coatos C C. v. Brush Farm C.C.— CuMiiEit- land AitCiUsi Cup, on Costes' wicket, starting Saturday, March 30. Tho folio whig will re present Coates CO : — Byrues, Beunott,. Culver, Donnan, Nagle, Paton, Spears,, Sweeny, M. Tunks, II. Tunks Wightman,. Loimen, G. Coates.